I-680 Specific Lane to Open for Business enterprise August 20

Southbound Tolling to Start off from Martinez by way of Walnut Creek

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Metropolitan Transportation Fee (MTC) currently introduced that tolling functions for the new 11-mile Categorical Lane together southbound Interstate 680 from Martinez via Walnut Creek will begin at 5 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20. By linking with the existing Specific Lane from Rudgear Highway in Walnut Creek to Alcosta Blvd. in San Ramon, this will make a ongoing 22-mile southbound I-680 Express Lane by way of Contra Costa County.

MTC Logo (PRNewsFoto/MTC)

MTC Symbol (PRNewsFoto/MTC)

The stretch of I-680 from Marina Vista Blvd. in Martinez to Rudgear Road now operates as a conventional carpool lane. Tolling rules include:

  • All vehicles ought to have a FasTrak® toll tag to use the Convey Lanes

  • Carpools with two or additional people, vanpools, buses and motorcycles travel toll-free of charge with a FasTrak Flex toll tag established to the 2 or 3+ situation

  • Solo drivers of qualified clear-air autos (CAVs) fork out half-price tag tolls with a FasTrak CAV toll tag. Qualified CAVs are these with crimson, purple, orange or blue decals and

  • Other solo drivers shell out the entire toll to use the Categorical Lanes with possibly a conventional FasTrak toll tag or a FasTrak Flex tag set to the 1 position.

Running several hours for Convey Lanes are weekdays from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tolls rise as traffic will increase and fall as targeted visitors declines. Electronic signals in excess of the roadway exhibit the toll fees for different locations. Consumers often shell out the toll exhibited when they enter the Specific Lane, even if toll rates modify during their journey. Toll-shelling out customers pay for just about every toll zone they enter. There are five southbound toll zones from Martinez to San Ramon.

Convey Lanes are intended to keep targeted traffic moving reliably without the need of congestion, and to motivate vacationers to carpool or use transit to get a absolutely free and more rapidly vacation. Motorists can take a look at 511.org to learn all the things they will need to know to use Bay Spot Convey Lanes, how to uncover a carpool match, and how to indication up for FasTrak.

Bay Area Express Lanes (PRNewsfoto/Metropolitan Transportation Com)

Bay Region Categorical Lanes (PRNewsfoto/Metropolitan Transportation Com)



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